Ivan Zorych, PhD, a graduate student in the department of mathematical science who also worked as a teaching assistant at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received an excellence in teaching award during NJIT’s annual university convocation.
Zorych, of Harrison, received the award for demonstrating excellence in the classroom and for encouraging and guiding students to work at their highest academic level.
Since the fall of 2002, Zorych has taught a variety of courses in the department of mathematical sciences, including university mathematics, probability and statistics, calculus I, and differential equations. While teaching, Zorych earned a master’s degree and a doctorate.
And despite a demanding schedule of teaching and studies, Zorych - as documented by many of his students - seems to find time to “go way beyond the classroom” in helping students succeed. A number of students have said he helped change their former negative attitudes about math as a result of his dedication to teaching, his personalized attention and his unfailing sense of humor.